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Plastics industry to be accountable for wastes

WASHINGTON, D. C.: Carry your own cup to the coffee shop. Recycle that soda bottle. Say no to straws. The growing global crisis of plastics waste is often framed as a problem stemming from careless consumers, but a new bill introduced in the United States Congress Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) seeks to shift the responsibility back to industry. The proposed “Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act,” introduced by Democratic lawmakers, would be the most ambitious regulation the US plastics industry has ever seen.

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